Can you claim and possess the rental property in which you're living if your landlord is not fixing anything and leaving your family to live in unsafe and unsanitary conditions?
Answer I have never heard of this, but, you can go to your local City Hall (get a friend to take a picture of the outside of the building and where you live…) and form a complaint at City Hall. In most States (in Canada as well) the City can force the Owner of the property to clean it up (give them several months) and these slum lords will take their time and another complaint will have to be made, but the City will force the slum lord (we have them here too) to clean it up NOW or the City will clean it up and force the landlord to pay. Slum lords buy up old properties because they are usually good investments down the road and the tenants of that building are the last thing on their mind. There are laws about unsafe and unclean conditions, but most cities or towns seldom follow up on these places. I know it's very difficult for someone who is having a rough time to find a decent place to live, but if you can, please try to find a better neighborhood and a better place to live. Sometimes if you are lucky homeowners will rent out large suits and the cost isn't always that high. I wish you luck. Marcy (MORE)